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Who is our customer

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. is one of India's largest integrated agribusiness players, with manufacturing operations in micro irrigation systems and piping systems, PVC sheets, agro processed products and renewable energy. Jain is the second largest micro irrigation systems player globally and is the leading market player in India.

What is our funding objective?

FMO has invested in a senior debt facility and a foreign currency convertible bond that will be provided to Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. as part of a larger financing package. The funds of the financing package will be used by Jain to expand its domestic capacity in India, helping the company to remain a market leader in the country and to continue international expansion in several countries in Africa.

Why do we fund this investment?

Adoption of micro irrigation systems by farmers increases farm yields and decreases the dependency on weather conditions, having a direct positive impact on farmers' income. Furthermore, it improves water management. In India, 80% of water resources is used for agriculture; hence maximizing water usage is essential.

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Date Total FMO financing
2/26/2013 USD 17.00 MLN
2/26/2013 USD 3.00 MLN
Website customer/investment
Agribusiness, Food & Water
Effective date
Total FMO financing
USD 5.00 MLN
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)